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Operafjellet memorial stone

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Ope­raf­jel­let memo­ri­al stone

A Rus­si­an pla­ne col­li­ded with Ope­raf­jel­let in late August 1996. 141 peop­le were on board: miners, employees of the mining com­pa­ny, their fami­lies, and the crew of the air­craft. All 141 died instant­ly. This was the big­gest cata­stro­phe ever in Spits­ber­gen, apart from war-time dra­mas at sea. The cau­se was bad navi­ga­ti­on in poor visi­bi­li­ty. The acci­dent was a fac­tor when Pyra­mi­den was clo­sed in 1998.

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